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, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china. as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisco are also making contributions to job creation and the development of the economy in local areas. we're thinking these are very good signs. as the previous speakers mentioned, we paid a visit to the united states last february. governor brown proposed that we set up a working group for the u.s., a state, and china provinces to coope
leaders are leading the reform process. united states is committed to protecting the space for civil society to operate and the critical role plays in transitioning democracy all over the world. with a greater emphasis on a broader range of u.s. power, president obama succeeded in laying a new foundation for leadership in the world. nowhere do you see this more clearly than the commitment to the area that you focus on for the remainder of my remarks, the development in poverty and prosperity. the presiden was unapologetic, putting to rest the old myth that development is near charity. rejecting the notion that they were condemned by the gains in human developments. as such, the national security strategy recognizes development in the moral, strategic, and economic imperatives. on that day he announced the new u.s. global development policy. the premise is on the conviction that the ultimate goal of foreign assistance and development is to create the conditions with the assistance are no longer needed. focusing on helping these broad base -- is broadbased economic growth, prioritizing
to the west and maturity. -- and modernity. the attacks on the united states are often tactical and the real enemy seems to be, the near enemy, seems to be the regimes in the eyes of al qaeda and other extremist groups. these enemies of god, all -- as al-qaeda defines them, are fair game. the victims of these are overwhelmed in malls -- muslims. -- overwhelmingly muslims. nobody has documented this. we should not wait for the next conquest to tell us about this going on in the arab world. one of the most discouraging things i have read in the last decade was this quote from virginia muslims who recruited by the taliban were arrested in pakistan before they could do that. one of them said we're not terrorists, we are jihad tests. adests. we need to organize an international effort to buttress norms against the killing of civilians on any pretext. i would go for a fifth camp geneva convention. i think we need to codify the new rules of war and define terrorism as crimes against humanity. by way of taking some of the revolutionary glamour out of the jihad and putting faces on the victim's and c
>>> this is "gps," the "global public square." welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world, i'm fareed zakaria. we have a smart show for you today. we'll talk mostly about what else has been going on in the world outside of the democratic national convention. >>> things have heated up with regard to iran and israel, with syria, with afghanistan. i've got a great panel to discuss all of it. anne-marie slaughter, richard haass, martin indyk. >>> then, a different spin on a familiar question in the presidential campaign. will americans be better off four years from now? one of the world's top bankers, roger altman, thinks so. harvard's niall ferguson isn't so sure. >>> next up, can't we just predict the election results now and be done with it? i'll ask nate silver, "the new york times'" brilliant statistician. >>> also, the crisis you don't know enough about that could have a big impact around the globe. >>> first, here's my take. both conventions are done, and what can we say about the upcoming campaign and election? well, one hearty prediction about ele
term of the president of the united states. >> find a speech from both the democratic and republican conventions on-line fast at the c-span video library. >> republican's price residential president paul ryan campaigned in nevada last friday. he talked of the proposals for trade, small business, and domestic energy that he and mitt romney would bring to the right house. congressman ryan spoke -- this runs about 20 minutes. ♪ >> hey, everybody. how're you doing over there? hello. wow. looked at you all. man. it is so great to see you. thank you so much for coming out. i love you, too, man. thank you for coming out and stand in line. i appreciate it. i want to thank you you for something else -- i want to thank you for something else. thank you for those electoral votes and thank you for making mitt romney the next president of the united states. we have got a job to do, friends. and you know what? we have a lot of people who need jobs. and we have a big choice ahead of us. the question is, are we going to stick with four more years of the same? of the same path? no. are we going to
laden did. he had this exhaustion attrition strategy when it came to the united states and the west. he has continued that to a certain extent. he has very much switched the inus to building affiliate's other countries and to increase the strength of al qaeda in africa, the middle east, and elsewhere. the has been very successful at it. here is the one thing about him that has me on a knife's edge. if he were really smart, he would never attack the united states again. it led to such a disaster for them after 9/11 for the first few years. it really set back a lot of division that bin laden had and then you had to spend your time convincing as it was not worth your while. if he was smart, we would go back to sleep like we were in the 1990's and you could go out and create whenever you wanted to and we would not pay attention unless americans got killed. i do not know if he's that smart or that patient. i believe he is a man is controlled by a desire for revenge for the death of his wife, the death of his son, and for the torture he underwent in prison. he may not be able to control his a
development authority and the united states navy to extend the term. number 8, resolution approving the thirsty seventh amendment to the treasure island land and have you beening khur master lease between the treasure island development authority and the structure master lease between the treasure island development authority and the united states navy to extend the term. item number 9, resolution approving the sixteenth amendment to the treasure island marina master lease between treasure island development authority and the united states navy to extend the term. number 10, resolution approving the eighth amendment to the treasure island child care master lease between the treasure island development authority and the united states navy extending 2 term, and item number 11 and 12. >> i -- >> thank you, madam chair, members of the committee. >> just one moment, supervisor kim? >> i realize that when is before us today is several master lease amendments along with the cooperative agreement modification, but i think given the media attention currently and of course the e-mails that we
to create cities that are private in honduras. this will save us money. >> the united states is going broke. we are watching one city after another going bankrupt and politicians not reigning in the spending . cities are losing funding from the state as well as the federal government. why in the bring in private enterprise. they have all of the carb and they can maintain levels of risk. gost is notorous for running business badly. >> what do you think. you think it is making them private. >> you am see a privatization waive in america. they are weighing in on the tol road and airports and turn into a private sector option. that's going to happen because of the budget. cities get 41 percent half of the revenue from the state. >> the state gets 36 percent from the government. the cities in san bernardino they are firing school crossing guards because they don't have the money. >> they have 12 cones in oregon and seeing funding cuts and you are seeing the wave of privatization. >> you know what, this is done in other countries around the world and this idea is frankly not knew. you think it wo
for a second term as president of the united states. [applause] >> find in the speech from both the democratic and republican conventions on line at the c-span video library. book tv coverage from the 2012 rose above reading festival continues. mary stuck the talks about her book, the finding americans, the presidency in national identity. >> now i have to try to be engaging. i think the most important thing to understand about the presidency in this context is that we always have choices. when you pick a president you are absolutely picking a particular kind of policy, but you're also picking a definition of our national identity -- identity. if you hear president and you like what they're saying to make you feel yourself call to the presidency than they are speaking to you about a sense of the national self that is deeply imbedded in all of us, and every time there's a presidential alexian will one of our previous presidents learned to his sorrow has the vision thing is really an important part of what the presidency does because we see ourselves as a nation through the ways that presidents
a united states of europe? is this just a customs union? it's not so dissimilar to the formation of the united states, but the idea was let's not try to reach agreement on the end result because there is no consensus. let's take it one step at a time and develop the institutions as the problems come up. what was not foreseen as the context in which huge decisions would have to be taken emanating from the united states. the pressures are far greater than anticipated and they're being forced into making big decisions. we're going to find out if they're willing to make the sacrifices necessary to sustain it. yesterday, the peterson institute presented an interesting study whether there debt was sustainable. under most circumstances, the answer is yes. it seems surprising if the project would be abandoned in that context. >> next week, we have an interesting meeting for the fed. one friend of mine says the variants and potential outcomes is higher than most would remember. tell us how you think about the debate on an unconventional policy following the speech. >> i think there is one
and god bless theses united states. god bless you is good but a caught that caught my ear. when he said. the road may be longer. now let me think about that. four years ago we started on the same road. four years later, the road is longer? how deco does a road get longer if you are traveling on it four years already. does that mean we have gone back wards and we will try again to catch up. maybe that would tell us what we need to know in november if we are further behind as we started on the road just a thought from my part. >> all week long democrats are asked to decide if americans were better off than they were four years ago. >> president obama took office and the economy was in free fall and shrunk nine full percent of the gdp and losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we doing better than that today? the worry is yes. >> that is a big surprise. i am glad he revealed that to us. 23 million americans out of work and 365,000 out of the work force i guess a lot of us are not seeing it all stack up that we are doing better. gas is twice as high as four years ago . food prices are up 15 perce
the ascension into the world trade association. she said the united states must normalize trade relations so american business can reap -- speakingrussia's in the new york times, this piece in the weekly review pointing out the democratic party realized one kind of history and it would like to realize another with hillary. it is time for a woman. both conventions there were ghosts of politics past, present, and teacher. next is he larry. caller: i have been watching this for -- ever since it started here. i have been paying close attention throughout my life. my parents were democrats. i have seen them, and i have seen -- i became an independent. i voted for the ban that would best do the job. well, in the last four years i have seen republicans cost the united states a downgrade adventure it's true -- in its credit rating. i have seen them block every opportunity to come to a budget conclusion. i have seen paul ryan and make statements that he knows are false. all through the whole scenario of the last four years. you would know he is lying about fax. as far as mitt romney goes, you're sorr
is the half-brother of the president of the united states. barack obama is not only a multimillionaire, produced the most powerful man in the world. and yet his half brother can't call him in a time of need and the same half brother is living in a six by 10 hut slum dog millionaire style in their room a slump of nairobi. he has to walk through sewage to get to the nearest street. so this is a guy that they not just in poverty, but you have to say in third world poverty. so what is going on here? the simple explanation is that barack obama is a hypocrite. he has made the idea that we have obligations to our fellow man the centerpiece of his reelection campaign. one of his favorite lines, which he recently uttered at the national prayer breakfast as we are our brothers keepers. and my film, 2016. by the way, the film is coming to michigan. you should look at our website 2016 the movie.com. [applause] but in the film, i asked george that. i say george, obama says we are our brothers keeper. you are his brother. what has he done to keep you? harborview and make george says go ask him. so h
and defend the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic, that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california, that i take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. thank you very much. [applause] thank you, all. our class of commissioners for 2012. 14 commissions. thank you very much. >> welcome to the 2011 spj town hall. i'm here with my co-host to welcome you to what promises to be a fascinating discussion about the changes taking place in journalism today. tonight's program is presented by the society of professional journalists in collaboration with the san francisco public library and san francisco bay area journalists. after several years of difficulty, we are seeing a lot of activity, particularly invol
, and we have sat still and watched this massacre go on now with over 20,000 people in the united states of america. the president of the united states has not said a word on behalf of the people who are being slaughtered and it is shameful. >> what type of leadership here? >> the turks and everybody in the region are crying out for american leadership and we should lead. voice the moral support as ronald reagan did for the people behind the iron curtain and this president will not do that. and establish a fight or a sanctuary or free zone where they can organize. look, everything that we worried about if we intervened would happen has now -- it happened because we didn't. there is a rise of al qaeda, and rise of extremisism and now a greater threat of the use of chemical weapons and this president unbelievably announced that the only thing he said is that if bashar al assad used chemicalsweapons, he has crossed the line and isn't that suggesting that everything up to that point is acceptable? >> and last month more than 70 iraqi officials were killed. >>> in pakistan, a christian girl a
. >> well, president obama has been the president of the united states for the last four years and the best training to be the president of the united states is to be successfully the president of the united states, which he has been. >> then we should always do away with the second term and say, let's go on for eight years. do you agree that fundamentally -- >> no. we wouldn't have these unemployment numbers and now 360,000 people have given up and if they stayed in the workforce we would have 8.4 unemployment and 47 million people on food stamps and heading for the largest rate of poverty in the last 50 years. household income is down $4,000 and how can anyone say that we are better off, and by the way, a number not talked about enough is the deficit is 7.6%. that is equal to greece. we have a deficit the same as greece. >> so taking that deficit number, and let me put some other figures up for the audience. in the economy right now, and gas prices are high. we are $16 trillion in debt, and there is, there are 43 months of unemployment over 8%. how do you sell that? >> so, look, i think t
. because one thing that is unique of the united states, you go round, the free market system is really supported by a vast majority of the american people. this is not true in europe. it's not true in asia. it's not true and latin america. and my understanding of this, it is because they have experienced a superior form of capitalism. what drives this for a free market systems? because there's a tension between free markets and democracy. democracy was somehow intent for mortgage vision and free markets, equal outcome because it's necessary to provide proper incentives. so why people should support, and the answer is because number one, the system is so productive, so efficient that they make everybody better off, the engine of growth, brian was talking about. number two is because all this growth gets sort of than a decent enough share so that even the poor are reached, and the third one is because they think that this system is fair. and, of course, it's a bit of a vicious circle that what you think is fair depends on your view, edit your be the sort of the market competition is fair
major office. i give up the opportunity in my plan is for president of the united states for 2016 and my plan is to be the first third-party candidate to win the presidency. >> guest: >> host: this is booktv on c-span two. where freedom fest held annually in las vegas, talking to several authors. we've been talking with wayne allyn root. "the conscience of a libertarian" as the name of the book. >> and booktv is on location in las vegas at the annual freedom fest conference and we are interviewing several authors here and were pleased to be joined now by the vice presidential nominee for the libertarian party for vice president for vice president of the united states, judge james gray, who is also an author and his book is called "why our drug laws have failed and what we can do about it." judge gray, if we could does start with your background. tell us your background. >> guest: sure, i was at ucla, go bruins, not sort of thing. and i was in the peace corps two years in costa rica. and on the vice presidential nominee for the party. i'm the first peace corps volunteer to be elected to n
loans was because his motive was to get more green energy in the united states, right? so what was the motive behind operation and furious? the people i talk to said, look, they knew that gun control was a politically-suicidal issue to take up especially before the 2010 election based on the 1994 election, rahm emanuel at the time was president obama's chief of staff, he is a smart guy. and so you look at the evidence of the e-mails, the internal e-mails, the sources i've talked to, and they say this wasn't an issue of legislating gun dealers out of business, this is an effort to regulate them out of business, and the obama administration has a habit of when they can't get something through congress, they go through regulatory agencies. this falls into that pattern. at the beginning of the obama administration, president obama right out o the gate made gun trafficking and taking on these mexican cartels a top priority. he was in mexico within three months of his inauguration. hillary clinton was there, eric holder was there, and they were all pushing that 90% of guns found in m
could walk into a polling place and show that i'm a member of the united states congress and that would not be enough to get me in those cases the right to vote. you know, this is not just about the immediate legislation. we've always made it hard. we have had this system where for the most part, in most states, the polls closed at 7:00, you had to vote near your home on a weekday or workday. you can't just walk off from your office and say i'm going to go vote. it made it different for people that worked in factories 20 miles from home to participate. >> yeah, if you're working shift work -- i'm going to let you in on it, and we'll talk about the constitutional law of it all. when we come back, is this going to supreme court and what does it mean? stay with us. whoa. right? get. out. exactly! really?! [ mom ] what? shut the front door. right? woop-woop! franklin delano! [ male announcer ] there's oreo creme under that fudge! oreo fudge cremes. now inwo new flavors. >>> think about this statistic. eight of 11 states from the former confederacy have passed restrictive voting laws since t
was that, as the group here in the united states -- the united way is allowed to deduct from paychecks, yes? in order to have their funding, we wanted to have the same kind of thing possible for this international overseas giving program, which encompassed about 10 very worthy groups. we were actually beaten down on that by the united way who did not want anyone else to have such president, such a privilege, even though the funds -- such a precedent, such a privilege, even though the funds would not be competitive. it would not be going to anybody else in the country but overseas. isen's health care considered in many places a luxury and certainly far down on the list of the imperatives for that nation's funding. >> what should we take away from the virginia state legislators attend to require ultrasound for any women seeking abortions. [laughter] >> you know, it is a good thing my daughter is here. i woke up this morning -- somebody had brought this up yesterday and i was so bloody angry i said, you know what i am tempted to say and she said, don't say that, mom. so i will follow my daught
the republicans are do is undermining israeli's security by suggesting that the united states and israel don't have anything other than a unique and close and special relationship. >> so you have said that the reporter -- you accuse the reporter of misquoting. you say you didn't say it, but in the clip you said it. then you said i categorically deny saying it. but there it is. how do you respond to that? >> don, if you look at what the examiner, which is a conservative blog site, so it's not surprising that they would deliberately misquote me and i'll reiterate that they did deliberately misquote me. first, they took only the first line of what i said and then they cut it off. and so you haven't played the rest of what i said. and what they did was they reported that i said that republican policies were dangerous for israel and actually that is what ambassador oren commented on. i never said that republican policies were dangerous for israel. in fact, that is the opposite of what i always say. what i always say and what i said in that event and it's very portant, that we understand that isra
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >> this man has soul in his heart, has compassion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll ask our headliner, congressman paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, newark mayor cory booker and tea party favorite rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable with george will, cokie roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. the conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for the democrats. but friday's mediocre's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our
. they are undermining israel security by suggesting that the united states and israel don't have anything other than a unique and close and special relationship. >> so you have said that the reporter, you accused the reporter of miset quoting you and you said it and said i categorially deny saying that. there it is. how do you respond? >> so don, if you look at what the examiner which say conservative blog site, it's not surprising that they would misquote me. i will reiterate that they did misquote me. they took only the first line of what i said and cut it off. you have not played the rest of what i said and what they did was reported that i said that republican policies were dangerous for israel. that is what ambassador oren commented on. i never said they were dangerous for israel. that's the opposite of what i always say. what i always said and what i said is important that we understand that israel should not be a political football. what the republicans are doing is they are subjecting that there is daylight between the parties on israel. i didn't say their policies were dangerous, but what t
of the united states and the constitution of the state of california against all enemies foreign and domestic, that i will bear true faith and allegiance to the constitution of the united states and the constitution of the state of california, that i take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that i will well and faithfully discharge the duties upon which i am about to enter during such time as i hold the office of -- for the city and county of san francisco. congratulations. thank you very much. [applause] thank you, all. our class of commissioners for 2012. 14 commissions. thank you very much. >> hello, welcome to the faa sfo control tower groundbreaking. thank you will for being here. i like to begin by acknowledging our special guests, ra ylahood, michael huearta and mayor ed lee. we have other vips to introduce. supervisor dave fine, bill withacomb, faa district manager andy richards, and from the san mateo trade council, bill mack. jackie perkins from jackie sears' office. our federal security director, and a couple folks with the architectura
're going to retain the presidency and the united states senate. >> republicans are coming back at you in the wake of your attacks on the ryan plan and saying, no, it is the democrats that have raided medicare, taken $700 billion from it. how much did that muddy the waters? >> how much more hypocritical can they be? how much more hypocritical can paul ryan be than to take a look at the very amount of money he uses in his own budget, yet doesn't put it back to restore medicare or how about seniors, but takes that money out of the budget altogether? let's be clear about what the president took that money for. and where that money came from. that money was excess money in the plan. no senior has lost the benefit from what the president did. but hospitals have made sure that they are providing and are given incentives to make sure they are providing quality care, not just access to care. quality care. and the obsessive -- the excessive amounts of money were being paid to an industry that republicans said was going to be competitive and drive the costs down. drove up by 14%. aarp understand
of the united states. . >> paul: welcome to the journal editorial report. i'm paul gigot, that was president barack obama making his case in charlotte, north carolina for a second term in the white house. with another disappointing jobs report released just hours after his speaking, and unemployment above 8% for the 43rd month in a row, did the president get the job done? joining the panel this week, wall street journal columnist den henninger. jason riley, editor james freeman and washington columnist kim strassel. jason, let's start with you. how effective was the president's case for reelection? >> i don't think it was very effective. i thought was a pretty-- a performance last night typical liberal change, shared responsibility, but i think it was more significant for what he didn't talk about, paul. obamacare, not a lot on jobs, not a lot on the stimulus. these are that defined his presidency and not using them to make the case for his reelection. >> paul: he didn't defend some of the core programs in an elaborate way for his first term. what is the case for reelection. what did he say,
in lowering the abortion rates in the united states. >> steven snack is co-chair of catholics for obama. he asserts that the proposed republican budget cuts will lead to more abortions. >> thinking about that, i -- i have to say, you know, i'm morally challenged to think about supporting romney/ryan as a pro-life voter. >> on the jewish front there was outrage after the democratic platform eliminated a previous provision asserting that jerusalem is and will remain the capital of israel. that provision was later reinserted, along with the mention of god. republican jewish activists have been arguing president obama is vulnerable among jewish voters because of his policy onisrael. but leaders here said it's strong to stereotype jewish views. jeremy is the president of "j-street." >> there's a wide range of views when it comes to israel. turns out the majority are moderate in their views and not as hawkish and militant as the loudest voices that are heard. >> he's confident jews will vote for obama in high numbers in november. >> that vote is not up for grabs in any significant way, certainly
the tallest dome built in the united states. it's now stands 307 feet 6 inches from the ground 40 feet taller than the united states capital. >> you could spend days going around the building and finding something new. the embellishment, the carvings, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world today.
is doing to prepare its troops for future challenges. but first, the united states marine corps is wrapping up its decade long involvement in afghanistan. at the same time, the marines are retrimpg r thinking their doctrine and equipment news. they want light armored vehicles while shaping its new amphibious tractor to replace the vehicle that was canceled early last year. as the marines develop the requirements for their new fighting vehicle, they face challenges. first the new generation of precision weapons is pushing the marines farther out to sea than ever before complicating future amphibious operations. new vehicles and aircraft are steadily getting bigger making existing ships increasingly camped when fully loaded out. the man leading the process of shaping the future of the marine corps is lieutenant general richard mills charged with developing tactics and doctrine for the service. welcome to the program. >> thank you for having me. >> welcome as a fellow new yorker. >> it's great to be here. it's a great opportunity to talk about the future of the marine corps. >> you commanded t
and financial diplomacy has centered, including the active involvement of the president of the united states and europe over the last year. >> you mentioned the president of the united states. when asked about his handling of the economy, he said he would give himself an incomplete grade. what would you give him? >> i think that is right. i think there was a prospect of a situation like the u.s. great depression in 2009. he looked at what happened when the president came into office, employment was falling, gdp was falling, stock prices were falling. all of it. exports were falling. all of it was falling more rapidly than in the fall of 1929. for all of the problems, we have had a different path with nothing like the kind of complete collapse of the economy that u.s. saw after 1929. >> or just when you talk carbon dioxide was enough to worry about, scientists have told us of the appearance of arctic ice is a much greater contributor to global warming. that raises the question of why we should bother not -- jeremy paxman discuss that with a conservative who has written a new report on climate
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